Bridge Art Fair
New York, NY
Bridge Art Fair, the Independent International Exposition of Art and Visual Culture, is a transnational art fair organization, currently staging events in Berlin, Miami, New York and London.
Bridge was founded in 2000 by Chicago artists, and the majority of its staff remain artists today. In its earliest incarnation, Bridge was a Pushcart Prize–winning publishing group, producing journals of artists' monograms, fiction, art criticism and theory, role-playing games, special projects, poetry, DVD collections of video art and cinema and CDs of original experimental music. Bridge editors soon began organizing exhibitions of the artists who appeared in the pages of the magazine, and these shows became the seeds for the eventual transition of the company into the art-fair business. Bridge began producing art fairs at its current scale in 2006, when it premiered in Miami concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, and its identity has been evolving ever since. Acclaimed for its use of non-traditional spaces, Bridge has held expositions in abandoned office buildings, a converted railway tunnel, elevated train cars, parking garages and aboard a private yacht.